Average Bench: 57% (640th of 1445)

Based on 79,299 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 57% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7100 averaged 43.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 73.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 93.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7100 is 35.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7100 performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 252Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 249Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.6 Memory 73.3 92.7
56.6 1-Core 93.8 112
100 2-Core 167 200
64.6% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 235 290
159 8-Core 249 295
32% 242 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 64-Core 252 297
15.6% 252 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 114
2-Core 201
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 315
42% 314 Pts
64-Core 313
19% 313 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 115
2-Core 200
79% 136 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 306
41% 304 Pts
64-Core 299
18% 299 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 116
2-Core 225
78% 140 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 316
42% 316 Pts
64-Core 315
20% 315 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz
Memory 72.2
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 168
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 290
40% 298 Pts
64-Core 305
19% 305 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,950,977 CPUs tested

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Typical Core i3-7100 Builds (Compare 5,990 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H110M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $127

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-7100 Processor (3M Cache, 3.90 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi3-7100
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.90 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP51 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

Kaby Lake 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i3 processor...

Added 7 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

5 months ago.

It's okay. Not the best for gaming, or 3D tasks. Only for web-surfing, email checking. Little 3D works, but not too much!


Good

11 months ago.

this is very good for doing usual web browsing. it can play 4k video, run google chrome very good and will almost never reach 100%.


Good

8 months ago.

Can run GTA 5, CS:GO, FORTNITE(160 fps) etc


Excellent

4 months ago.

i got a ton of these from the school free and added rx 570 to them and made a ton of profit


Excellent

10 months ago.

It is a cheap option if u dont have money to spend and also it does a great job


Good

18 months ago.

for way cheaper the amd ryzen 3 2200g beats the crap out of this processor thus making the core i3 obsolete right now


Good

2 years ago.

hate the fact it has 2 cores only


Good

5 years ago.

I have this cpu in my main gaming pc its a great budget gaming cpu


Good

18 months ago.

It has some interesting details. Switching from i5 6500 to try it on for size (in terms of speed primarily(.


Good

5 months ago.

beautiful option in cheap budget


Terrible

6 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

5 years ago.

dpf-hp


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